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Hambledon Cottage

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Hambledon Cottage provides another historic venue if you're planning the trip to Parramatta to see Elizabeth Farm. Hambledon Cottage was built in 1824 as residence for Penelope Lucas, the governess to the daughters of Elizabeth Farm's owners, Elizabeth and John Macarthur.

Hambledon Cottage

At other times the cottage was the residence for notable public figures such as General Sir Edward Macarthur, Dr Matthew Anderson Archdeacon and Thomas Hobbes Scott. Penelope named her Georgian style, sandstock and cedar cottage after her English township of Hambledon. Many of the interior fixtures are completely original, and the furnishings are still in the traditional 1800s style, allowing visitors a genuine glimpse into the early lifestyles of Australian settlers.

The cottage still contains an old brick oven and traditional kitchen block, which is a major contrast to the way Australians build their kitchens and cook today. The gardens are well kept and include many trees which hold their own important historical. Hambledon Cottage is one of the few buildings of its kind left in the Sydney area. It is accessible by public transport, and is open weekends and some weekdays and public holidays. Address: 63 Hassall Street, Parramatta, NSW, 2150.

 

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